Obie-winning monologuist David Drake will present the New York City premiere of his new play, Son of Drakula, Oct. 24-Nov. 10 at Dance Theatre Workshop. The show had its world premiere at Baltimore's Theatre Project in May.
Drake, who wrote and starred in the acclaimed Off-Broadway play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, will perform his new work through June 1 at the Baltimore, MD, theatre. Featuring direction by Chuck Brown, Son of Dracula is an autobiographical monologue that concerns Drake's quest to explore the hidden truths and meaning in his birth name, David Drakula. The quest takes the actor-writer through an Eastern European journey where he tackles such cultural phenomena as "the endurance of Bram Stoker's creation, the familial obstacles of male intimacy, modern gay identity politics, post-Communist Eastern Europe and the wild world of vampire worship."
Drake captured the public's attention in his autobiographical one-man show, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, which received critical praise, an Obie Award and was subsequently turned into a feature film, which will be released on DVD/video on May 27. A recent evening at Anthology Film Archives, "Drake's Cake: A Night of Movies Starring David Drake," boasted four shorts that Drake acted in as well as his full-length turn in "The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me." The playwright-performer is currently an artist-in residence at the Dance Theater Workshop in New York City.
For ticket information, call (212) 924-0077.
—By Andrew Gans